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30 Nov 2017
Makei: Belarus’ CSTO presidency goals achieved Makei: Belarus’ CSTO presidency goals achieved
He recalled that Belarus was in favor of greater representation of the CSTO in the international arena. In this context, a number of meetings and contacts were undertaken, joint activities were conducted in the UN and the OSCE...
30 Nov 2017
Wiktorin: Belarus proves the benefits of green economy for small towns Wiktorin: Belarus proves the benefits of green economy for small towns
"Initiatives in the field of energy efficiency were most illustrative in this regard. I am glad that Belarus recognized the benefits of green economy and is actively moving in this direction"...
30 Nov 2017
Gayev: All conditions in place in Belarus for business development Gayev: All conditions in place in Belarus for business development
"With the support of the head of state and the prime minister, Belarus has laid down all the conditions for effective investment promotion and business development"...
30 Nov 2017
Belarus’ food exports to reach $4.9bn in 2017 Belarus’ food exports to reach $4.9bn in 2017
In his words, the agricultural and food exports accounted for to 18% of the country’s total exports in 2016, as against 8% in 2005. Belarus sells food products to 61 countries...
29 Nov 2017
Kazakhstan sees big prospects in cooperation with Belarus in digital technology Kazakhstan sees big prospects in cooperation with Belarus in digital technology
"Belarus has plenty of expertise in digital technology. We plan to use it as well as the experience we have," Askar Mamin remarked...
29 Nov 2017
Good potential for Belarus-Kazakhstan cooperation in information technologies Good potential for Belarus-Kazakhstan cooperation in information technologies
The fact that Belarus and Kazakhstan are part of the Eurasian Economic Union adds to this good cooperation potential. The EAEU membership automatically removes many possible barriers. Kazakhstan is now setting up an IT park and is interested in Belarus’ experience...
29 Nov 2017
Belarus eager to work with Kazakhstan in digital economy sphere Belarus eager to work with Kazakhstan in digital economy sphere
“Belarus is interested in effectively working with Kazakhstan in information technologies, in the digital transformation of conventional economy branches and in creating a new economy as part of modern digitalization”...
29 Nov 2017
Belarus’ competence in software development noted Belarus’ competence in software development noted
The official mentioned Belarus’ competence in software development, which is ahead of many European Union countries such as Germany, Italy, and other ones. “Belarus is the world’s number one in the number of programmers per capita”...
29 Nov 2017
EOC president: Belarus’ experience in hosting big events helps it prepare for European Games EOC president: Belarus’ experience in hosting big events helps it prepare for European Games
“Belarus has already hosted quite a few large-scale sports competitions: the 2014 IIHF World Championship, world cups and European championships in different sports,” President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Janez Kocijancic said...
29 Nov 2017
Call to enhance Belarus-Kazakhstan industrial cooperation Call to enhance Belarus-Kazakhstan industrial cooperation
“With appropriate support from both states we can improve the efficiency of the Belarusian-Kazakhstani manufactures of MAZ passenger and utilities vehicles, agricultural machines,” the head of state said...
29 Nov 2017
Nazarbayev suggests extending assembly operations with Belarus Nazarbayev suggests extending assembly operations with Belarus
Nursultan Nazarbayev said that in Kazakhstan there are 260 major sub-assemblies of Belarusian equipment. Today the leaders of the two states discussed the expansion of contacts in this field...
29 Nov 2017
Lukashenko urges to set up transnational corporations in EAEU Lukashenko urges to set up transnational corporations in EAEU
“I am convinced that Belarus and Kazakhstan have great potential to bolster bilateral ties. It is important to intensify investments in manufacturing and promotion of merchandise and services export”...
29 Nov 2017
Kobyakov: Belarus aims to step up cooperation with Tajikistan Kobyakov: Belarus aims to step up cooperation with Tajikistan
Belarus and Tajikistan are moving from regular trade to setting up joint ventures and boosting investment cooperation, the prime minister stated. A joint assembly plant for MTZ tractors was inaugurated the other day in Tajikistan’s Hisor...
29 Nov 2017
Nazarbayev: Belarus-Kazakhstan relations at a high strategic level Nazarbayev: Belarus-Kazakhstan relations at a high strategic level
“Relations between Belarus and Kazakhstan have reached a high strategic level,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said adding that there are no obstacles to their development...
29 Nov 2017
Tentative plans for Belarusbank’s IPO in 2019 Tentative plans for Belarusbank’s IPO in 2019
Vasily Matyushevsky remarked that conditions for corporate IPOs had been enabled in Belarus. He said it was possible that some other companies may also arrange a public share placement of their own the next year...
29 Nov 2017
Belarus interested in promoting international cooperation in global energy security Belarus interested in promoting international cooperation in global energy security
Diversification, multiple energy flows and participation of a growing number of countries in this process is the most important factor for the global energy security...
29 Nov 2017
Call to reinvigorate Belarusian-Georgian parliamentary friendship groups Call to reinvigorate Belarusian-Georgian parliamentary friendship groups
According to the speaker, over the years that David Kotaria worked in Belarus as minister counsellor at first and then as Ambassador a lot has been done to boost the trade between the two countries...
29 Nov 2017
Opinion: Pediatric neurosurgery needs to tap into telecommunication technology Opinion: Pediatric neurosurgery needs to tap into telecommunication technology
According to the minister, 2018 will be a period of active development of electronic healthcare in the country. In this respect the pediatric neurosurgery service should be actively involved in the development of the common information space...
29 Nov 2017
Opinion: Belarus may become “IT Hong Kong” of Eastern Europe Opinion: Belarus may become “IT Hong Kong” of Eastern Europe
The businessman is confident that if the new legislation is approved, Belarus will become the world’s first country with the normative base regulating blockchain applications: cryptocurrency exchanges, smart contracts and many more...
28 Nov 2017
Belarus-Turkey cultural ties praised as constantly strengthening Belarus-Turkey cultural ties praised as constantly strengthening
"The traditions are becoming stronger year by year and are filled with new content in the form of real cultural projects. Events such as Days of National Culture help the people of Belarus and Turkey learn more about each other"...
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